JESSIE PIXLEY LACEY
Jessie Lacey was born in Charlotte, Michigan in 1865. Her art studies began at the Art Institute of Chicago. In Paris she was one of the many American students of Jules-Joseph Lefebvre and Tony Robert-Fleury. In addition, she studied under Charles Lasar, who would have introduced her to plein air painting. At one point, Lacey discovered Etaples and Auvers-sur-Oise. It seems likely that Lacey would have been part of the group of artists who gathered at Etaples, including Myron Barlow who was there in the 1890s. She must have kept a low profile, however, since there is no record of her activities there (Jean-Claude Lesage, Peintres Américains en Pas-de-Calais, 2007, found no evidenc
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